NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill Review
NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill by Icon Health and Fitness is an upgraded version of NordicTrack C990 with improved specs and new features, but with the same old affordable price tag.
The machine now doesn’t have most of its residential quality features but instead has remarkable features like 3.0 CHP commercial plus motor, Bluetooth-enabled speakers, 50 built-in workout programs and more. Thus, if users are fans of the NordicTrack C series treadmills and are planning to buy C990, they are recommended to check out the T 7.5 S first.
Specifications of NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill
- Dimensions: 78.5” L x 35.5” W x 59” H
- Motor: 3.0 CHP
- Running Surface: 20” x 60”
- Top speed: 12 MPH
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs.
- Built-in workout programs: 50
- Incline: 0% to 12%
Features of NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill
If users are tech pro, they may find the assembly of T 7.5 S easy; otherwise it may even be complicated. In the latter case, it’s better to get a professional help to assemble this machine. Overall, 2 people take around a couple of hours to assemble and get T 7.5 S up.
Note: NordicTrack T 7.5 S is relatively easy to use and maintain, but when the unit arrives, be sure to read the manual/instructions thoroughly. Also, unit features transport wheels that allow the user to move unit around. Personally, position the treadmill on the permanent location, preferably on the good treadmill mat to protect both floor and the treadmill and use it as You please.
Design and Construction
T 7.5 S has got a frame that is light enough to be able to handle easily, but is also sturdy enough for being used by multiple users every day. There is also a durable treadmill belt available with the machine.
T 7.5 S is powered by a Commercial Plus 3.0 CHP (continuous-duty horsepower) DurX motor. This motor is perfect for walkers, light runners and joggers, though may not be the best for those looking for more serious running or heavy training. It is relatively quiet, thus users can workout without disturbing others.
T 7.5 S has a running area that is 60” long and 20” wide which is standard for treadmills in this price range, allowing users to comfortably walk, jog and run. However, when running at high speeds, be careful, since this is a treadmill, not actual running track or open road/trail.
The FlexSelectTM Cushioning of T 7.5 S is another helpful feature with which users can adjust how cushioned their deck should be as per their own preference. Thus they can either soften the running mat to lighten the impact on their joints or make it firm to get an experience of running on a real world road.
The 7” full-color, high-definition touchscreen display of T 7.5 S is quite immersive. It responds quickly even if users’ hands are sweaty and thus allows them to easily navigate through the exercise programs and data.
Though this size of the screen is not very impressive, users should remember that such a high-quality machine is available for such a low price due to a smaller screen.
If a large display is important for the users, they should spend some more bucks for a machine that features a larger display. Even NordicTrack T 9.5 S comes with a huge 14” smart HD touchscreen display for a slightly higher price than T 7.5 S.
Heart Rate Monitoring
A broad look at heart rate can be taken through the EKG handlebar grips while exercising on T 7.5 S. just like on other treadmills, these types of pulse grips are not extra accurate, but can offer a rough estimate of users’ heart rate.
T 7.5 S has got a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs.
T 7.5 S can reach a top speed of 12 mph. Personally, it’s not recommended to achieve this speed too often as it is not as safe as running/jogging at lower speeds - NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill is excellent and safe treadmill and this warning goes for all treadmills, even large commercial units, not just this one! Hint: go to the YouTube and search for treadmill (funny) accidents :)
T 7.5 S comes with an incline range of 0% to 12%. Although this is a fine range to ramp up users’ calorie burn, other treadmills in this price range often offer an incline going up to 15%. Incline can be set just with a push of a button on the console.
Workout Programs and iFit Coach Membership
T 7.5 S offers as many as 50 different workout programs letting users enjoy a variety in exercises. The programs can be selected on a user’s fitness level and thereby offers a room to improve. Besides a wide range of workout programs, users are also offered an access to iFit Coach for a year.
However, the catch here is that users have to pay for this membership upfront and then after a year they are reimbursed. iFit Coach offers users a variety of world-class personal trainers whom they can follow in lovely areas just from their treadmill’s touchscreen, or join a yoga class or boot camp, or do some HIIT training, weight training or strength training.
Even if users don’t want to continue with iFit Coach after one year, they have the 50 workout programs offered by T 7.5 S.
T 7.5 S offers dual 2” Bluetooth speakers under the touchscreen display enabling users to sync their Bluetooth device up with the machine. The sound quality of the speakers is better than an audio jack which is also available on the machine.
T 7.5 S can be easily folded, thanks to its hydraulic EasyLift Shock Assist system. This very lift system is also useful for locking the deck in the upright position just by raising the deck high enough. To release the deck, users just have to press the lever and lower it down to the floor.
There is a strong built-in fan just below the speakers. It can automatically adjust to users’ workout intensity. It can also be manually set at multiple speed settings.
T 7.5 S also comes with an integrated accessory tray where users can place their mobile, towel etc.
T 7.5 S is a pretty compact machine with 78.5” length, 35.5” width and 59” height. However, users have to carefully measure the space they are intending to place this treadmill on, although when not in use, it can be compactly folded up out of the way.
T 7.5 S comes with a solid lifetime warranty on frame and motor, 3 year warranty on parts and 1 year warranty on labor. Users have to register on the NordicTrack website to make sure they get access to the warranty coverage.
T 7.5 S comes with a 30-day return policy. Users have to contact NordicTrack to arrange for the return. Unless the return is due to a defective treadmill, a 10% restocking fee will be charged.
Pros of NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill
- Best features at great price
- Huge range of workouts in the form of 50 built in workout programs and 1 year free membership of iFit Coach with an access to thousands of workouts
- 7” smart HD touchscreen console
- Adjustable FlexSelect Cushioning
- Lifetime warranty on motor and frame
Cons of NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill
- No upgrade in maximum user weight capacity
- No wireless heart rate capability
- Assembly can be complicated for non-techy users
- iFit sometimes crashes and the sync time sometimes is too long
T 7.5 S is an excellent addition to NordicTrack’s treadmill series. It has high-quality technological features, excellent performance, and smooth and quiet operation, all for a very affordable price. Those who are looking for walking or jogging for years to come while being at home to achieve their health and fitness goals should consider T 7.5 S.
NordicTrack T 7.5 S vs. T 9.5 S Treadmills
While T 7.5 S is a good mid-range treadmill for home use, T 9.5 S is a commercial grade treadmill. Both these machines come at a reasonable price for what one gets.
There are many similarities like Bluetooth audio capability, 50 built in workout programs, iFit Coach membership for 1 year, foldable EasyLift Assist hydraulic system, EKG Grip pulse for heart rate monitoring, 0 to 12% incline range, top speed up to 12 MPH, weight capacity of 300 lbs., 20” x 60” running surface, FlexSelect Cushioning and AutoBreeze workout fan on both the machines. Still, there are certain differences between the two as follows:
- T 7.5 S has a 3.0 CHP DurX Commercial Plus motor whereas T 9.5 S has 3.6 CHP DurX Commercial Plus motor.
- While T 7.5 S features 7” Smart Touchscreen HD display, T 9.5 S features 14” Smart Touchscreen HD display.
- T 7.5 S comes with a lifetime warranty on motor and frame, 3 year on parts and 1 year on labor, whereas T 9.5 S has a lifetime warranty on motor and frame, 5 year on parts and 2 year on labor.
- T 9.5 S is slightly larger than T 7.5 S. While T 7.5 S is 78.5” long, 35.5” wide and 59” tall, T 9.5 S is 78.9” long, 35.5” wide and 59.4” tall.
NordicTrack T Series Treadmill Price Comparison:
Based on this comparison, users can now choose between these two excellent and relatively affordably priced treadmills - they are not cheap, entry-level home treadmills, but what you pay is what you get.